THURSDAY June 28 saw Mark Mulcahy’s last meeting as president of Battle Speakers Club.
He has guided the club through a terrific year and will formally hand the reins over to the incoming club president, Graham Gardner, at the next meeting.
In the meantime, however, it was ‘business as usual’.
Dorothy Margison was the toastmaster (or chairman) for a meeting which saw three prepared speeches.
These ranged from Rob Wright, a relative newcomer to the club (although not to presentation), delivering his second speech to the club, to Will Hirst whose task was to be persuasive, and lastly to the very experienced Dec Cluskey, who had an interpretive reading project to fulfil.
All received constructive feedback.
A lively topic session, with an Olympic theme, was chaired by Giles Robinson.
He, the participants in that session, and the evaluators themselves, received feedback from the general evaluator, Gordon Piggott.
Battle Speakers Club welcomes those who want to learn new communication skills, increase confidence, or simply have a fun evening out.
Guests are very welcome free of charge. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 7.15pm to 9.45pm at The Battle Club, rear of 91 High Street, Battle, TN33 0AQ.
Further details are at www.battlespeakers.co.uk or call Giles Robinson on 01424 773972.